Under 19s 2022-04-12T00:34:11+00:00

Under 19s

Age: 15

Playing History: St Marys Year 6 Netball, Birregurra Football Netball Club 4 years, CDFNL Under 13’s and 15’s, played Geelong Flyers 1 season, Training Partner for Geelong Cougars, under 19 cougars and development squad for Victoria.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? The laughs and banter.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? Karen Hart (Birregurra Netball Coach) and Tracey Dunstan (Geelong Flyers)

Tully Bethune
GS/GA

Age: 15

Playing History: I started playing netball with the Williamstown Tigers at 8 years of age at Altona Netball Association in 2014. Moved to VU Vultures playing at Parkville and Altona in 13U, 15U and 17U. Altona Representative player 13U and 15U. Elmer Representative player State Titles 15U 2021. Talent Academy Central West Zone 2021. Melton Centrals 19U 2021. Geelong Cougars 19U 2022.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? Being able to bring out the best version of myself and playing in a team

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My Aunty Gen

Louise Albrighton
GD/GK

Age: 15

Playing history: Started netball in Net Set Go at age 7 and then played domestic netball from under 9s. Played representative netball since under 11s for Diamond Creek. Made Netball Victoria Talent Academy in 2021  as a bottom age player. Made top 50 at Vic state trials recently.

Favourite thing about netball: Working together as a team and the sense of achievement when we achieve a win after being behind all game. As GK the challenge of trying to stop my player getting free for a pass.

Influence on my netball career: My Diamond Creek representative coach who taught and encouraged me for many years.

Georgia Howell
GK

I started playing netball in U11s at Altona. Then I progressed to VU Vultures and started playing Altona Rep from 12 to 15. In 2021, I joined RDFNL to then play U19s and B Grade for the Melton Centrals and Talent Academy for Central West. My favourite thing about netball is the competitiveness of the game and being a part of a great team. I’ve had many positive influences throughout my netball years, but my coaches have guided me to the player I am today. My parents have been my #1 supporters since I began in U11s; they encourage my love for the sport. My favourite netball achievement so far is getting into the U19s Geelong Cougars team. In my spare time I love hanging out with my friends and my dog Charli.

Madeline Mickovski
GD/WD/GK

Age: 17

Playing History: Play locally at St Mary’s FNC, Under 11 interleague team & U/11 Clairvaux Rep team, U13/15 at GCNA Rep, Central West Talent Academy, Barwon Region U15 State Team, Geelong Flyers, Geelong Cougars.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? What I love about netball is playing in a team environment, it’s the best when you and all your friends accomplish something together.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? Someone who has had an influence on my netball career would be my mum, she has coached and driven me to training and games for so long.

Isabelle Grapsas
GA/GS

Age: 18

Playing History: Hoppers Crossing FNC, Lighting NC, Newtown Chilwell FNC, Geelong Flyers & Geelong Cougars

What’s your favourite thing about the game? The adrenaline of a close game and the good friends you make

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? Mikayla Hellman, Mikayla brought me to the Geelong area in which opened up my netball pathway

What’s your favourite netball achievement- team and personal? I started playing for Newtown halfway through a season and ended up receiving Runner up BNF for the club and 3rd BNF for the league.

Stella Talbot
GD/GK

Age: 16

Playing History: Started at 11 playing for Swan Hill under 13’s, Arlee continued to play at Swan Hill in under 15’s where they won another premiership. In both under 13’s and under 15’s Arlee represented her region in interleague, state titles and Murray Region. In under 17’s Arlee played for North Ballarat where she won her 4th premiership and represented the BFNL at interleague. Arlee won B&F for her club and runners up for the league B&F. Arlee has been part of the talent academy program for the past 4 years.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? Arlee’s Northern Zone coach greatly influenced her game along with Prue Douglas her BNFL coach.

Arlee Bennett
GS/GA

Playing History: I played at brown hill for many years ever since I was in prep – 2010. Then joined lakers and played there since I was 9 (2013) and played there for 7 years as a junior player. Played seniors for brown hill for a few years. I played interleague (BFNL) for over 4 years (2013). I have been and apart of the talent academy squad in 2019, 2020/2021. Played for Central highlands at state titles for the last 2 years – 2019,2020

What’s your favourite thing about the game? The group of girls I get to meet during my journey and the wonderful friends I have received for life will have to be one of favourite things about playing netball.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? Kate Moloney

Rosie Todd
C/WD/WA

Age: 16

Playing History: I started playing netball at 8 years old with Central Flames and moved to my current club St Marys when I was 10. While still playing for St Marys I have represented Geelong Flyers, GFL league, Barwon Sports Academy, Barwon region and Central West Talent Academy.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? I like being able to develop relationships and build connections through netball, and I like feeling excited as a team when we play.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My mum is my biggest influence because she has constant belief in me and in what I can achieve.

Cleo Lofts
GK/GS

Age: 16

Playing History: Played locally at Altona, Training partner for u/12 school sport Victoria, Played in Altona rep from u/11 till u/15, Represented Elmer at state titles, Playing for south Barwon Football and Netball Club from u/15 to now, Training partner at Melbourne University Lightning, Currently playing for cougars in the u/19 VNL.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? My favourite thing is being around a team and being able to help each other and build a connection on the court.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My Dad

Charlotte Morey

WA/C

Age: 17

Playing History: I started playing netball for at seven years old before joining Ocean Grove, and since have been playing there from U/11’s through to A Grade. In U/13’s I joined the Bellarine Rep team for a year and then began playing for Geelong Flyers from 2018-2021 as well as representing Barwon Region and being in BSA.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? I love how netball allows you to meet new people and build friendships. I also love the competitive aspect of the game too.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My sister

Anna Smith

 GK/GD

Extended Squad

This program aims to provide an insight for players about the requirements of competing at VNL level, along with further development and coaching to support players in taking the next step in their netball journey. All Extended Squad players are invited to participate in the full pre-season program, including the strength and conditioning sessions.

Once the season commences, training sessions will be tailored to suit the club’s needs and the necessary development goals of Extended Squad players, with their involvement tailored accordingly.

Age: 16

Playing History: I started playing netball for school in Year 2 and then joined South Barwon. I have played and captained the GFNL Representative team and was fortunate enough to be part of the Barwon Region Representative team in 2019-21. I joined the Geelong Flyers in 2020 and played with the Geelong Cougars in 2021.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? I love being part of a team and building friendships along the way.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My parents have been an important influence because they take time to help me pursue my dreams.

Tegan Line
WA/C/WD

Age: 18

Playing History: Leopold Football Netball club from juniors – present, GFL U13, U15 & U17, Barwon Region U15, Victoria State Netball U12, Zone Academy (3years), Geelong Cougars Training partner.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? Being around great people and creating life long friendships with people all over Victoria.

 If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? Madi Browne

 What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal? Winning our U15 back-to-back premiership for Leopold.

Amelia Holland
WA/C/WD

Age: 17

Playing History: I played at Grovedale till u13’s, then moved to bell park have played there for 5 years now and have been a part of flyers program for the past 5 years and made cougars this year

What’s your favourite thing about the game? All the new friends you make along the way and the connections you make with people

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My mum because she was the one who suggested me to start netball and she played netball growing up.

Makeely Rogers
WA/C/WD

Age: 17

Playing History: Net, Set, Go in 2009. Since then has played at Girgarre, Kyabram and Mooroopna, where she has been playing both juniors and seniors since 2019. Jaz has also been selected for the Bendigo Academy of Sport, Goulbourn Region State team and the Victorian Netball Talent Academy.

Favourite thing about the game: Jazmin enjoys being able to strong friendships and bonds both on and off the court.

Someone who has had an influence on your netball career: Her mother. Jazmin describes her mum as a strong, passionate and determined player who always did well in every game she played. Jaz wanted to be just like her.

Jazmin Clark
WA/C/WD

Age: 17

Playing History: I started playing netball in year 2 at St Mary’s Primary School Colac. I continued to play there until I was old enough to play under 13’s at Colac Tigers where I have gone through the age groups and played seniors. Throughout my junior netball, I have also played in representative teams and school teams with Trinity College.

What’s your favourite thing about the game?  That you are always challenging yourself and meeting new people.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My Mum

Ava Cuolahan
WA/C/WD

Age: 17

Playing history: Have played with St Mary’s since 2014. I have also been part of Geelong flyers, Barwon Sports Academy, Barwon Region, GFL league and Central West Talent Academy.

What’s your favourite thing about the game? Being part of a team and creating new friendships.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be? My mum as she always supported and believed in me.

What’s you favourite netball achievement? U13s Grand Final win with St Mary’s

Hayley Peck
WA/C/WD

Charlotte Murray
WA/C/WD